Thursday, April 9, 2009

Name o' the Day

Usually, my favorite names come from the colonial era, when Americans had good, upstanding monikers like Godbert Godbertson. Yet, I am willing to expand my usual chronological focus in order to celebrate one

speechwriter for FDR and later governor of Puerto Rico. It's a very masculine, Dick Tracy kind of of a name. I am reminded of a guy I went to college with whose name is Cash McCracken.

I'm reading David Kennedy's Freedom From Fear, and need to keep an eye out for fun things buried in 1,000 pages on the New Deal. To be fair to Kennedy, I've found this book to be very clear and readable so that, even though I really don't care very much about liquidity issues or bank failures, I'm able to follow what's going on.

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